Vice Device is the distillation of a musical collaboration between Portland, Oregon’s Andrea K and Bobby Kaliber. Frequently performing multiple instruments in tandem, Andrea and Bobby layer pulsating synth melodies with charged vocals and split the responsibilities of drumming by each performing percussion with one hand. Lurching bass lines are intertwined by Devin Welch to complete the band’s distinctive sound. Through reductive experimentation with analog synthesizers and live electronics, Vice Device create a raw and dynamic soundscape without the use of sequencers or backing tracks.
Vice Device’s vinyl debut, a split 7-inch with Hot Victory, features the track “Skin” and was released August 5th, 2011 on Megathon Records and Sweating Tapes.
Their new 7-inch, “Breathless” b/w “I Sign My Name With An X,” is out now on 2510 Records.